Tim Etchells – Fog Game
4 September – 21 November 2010
Opening: Friday, 3 September 2010, 17.30 p.m.
Welcoming speech: Waltraut Steimke, executive director
Introduction: Stefanie Böttcher, artistic director
Moving between text-sculpture, photography, neon signs and video Tim Etchells; exhibition Fog Game comprises a number of related works revolving around the theme of the future - a central motif in his Å“uvre. In this way Etchells explores, at a visual level, changes in the present which necessarily anticipate the future. Each of the works presented can be read as a reflection on the human desire to predict or prepare for what is to come, evoking a mixture of anticipation and unease in relation to possible versions of tomorrow. Language itself - as cultural codes manifested in symbols or signs - also provides working material for the British artist who investigates the power of this ubiquitous communication tool. Etchells deploys stories, images and ciphers in order to invoke associations and emotions in the viewer, both drawing on and questioning the dynamic, multifaceted capacity of words and images.
Tim Etchells (*1962, lives in Sheffield) works as an artist, writer and performance-maker/director. He is cofounder and artistic director of Forced Entertainment. Tim Etchells has had solo exhibitions at Gasworks and Butcher;s, and has shown his works at Art Sheffield, Manifesta 7 and in September (with Vlatka Horvat) at the Aichi Triennale 2010. Fog Game at the Künstlerhaus Bremen is his first solo exhibition in Germany.
23 September 2010, 6 p.m. Tour through the exhibition
23 Sptember 2010, 7 p.m. Performance Lecture with Terry Performance Lecture mit Terry O;Connor (Forced Entertainment) concept by Terry O;Connor and Tim Etchells
19 November 2010, 7 p.m. Talk with Tim Etchells
Guided tours: 07 October 2010, 7 p.m.; 28 Oktober 2010, 7 p.m.
The exhibition is supported by: